The Young Horticulturist of
the Year Competition 2024

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has announced the launch of the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2024 competition, with the first round being offered free and open to anyone below the age of 30 on 31st July 2024.


Whether you are a student, apprentice or working in the industry, or know someone who is, this is a fantastic opportunity to test your horticultural knowledge and network with a wide range of individuals from across the industry.


With a prize fund of £8000 there are opportunities to win prizes across round 1, regional finals, and the grand final. 


The winner of the competition gains the prestige title of 'Young Horticulturist of the Year' and will receive a £2,500 travel bursary from The Percy Thrower Trust, provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society.  


The winner can undertake a trip, anywhere in the world, to study, complete work experience or embark on visits related to their chosen field of horticulture.


The Grand Final will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2024 at Hestercombe House and Gardens, Taunton.


Entries for the 2024 competition are open from 1 – 29 February 2024.


To find out more about the competition and how to take part, visit the Young Horticulturist of the Year page.